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Furniture 101: Apothecary Chest

By Blogger May 16, 2012

Why is it that I can relate just about everything I see/experience/hear/whatever to the TV show Friends. It's been off the air for like six years and I still quote it like it was last nights episode. For example today I'm supposed to show you what an apothecary chest looks like and all I can think about is the episode where Rachel starts loading Phoebe's apartment up with the entire catalog of furniture from Pottery Barn. One of the things she adds to the apartment is an apothecary table and when she finds out Phoebe hates Pottery Barn due to it massive production of furniture Rachel begins making up stories about finding furniture at flea markets. To say that I"m obsessed with a cancelled show would be a slight understatement (Come on Friends Reunion show!!!)

Yes, so apothecary chests....I may have mentioned them in the past in this post about how they often go through the design process. I think I might have put the cart before the horse so to speak. I guess I should have defined what makes an apothecary chest and apothecary chest.

Apothecary Chest: A low chest with small drawers originally used to store  herbs for medicinal and cooking purposes.

If you like what you see in the image above you can purchase the green apothecary table here for $356.99, and you can purchase the grey apothecary table here for $433.04. The more colorful wooden apothecary table in not on the market yet but you know I'll let you guys know as soon as it is.

Today's apothecary tables are used to hold modern media such as Blu-rays and Play Station games rather than hold medicinal herbs. I would love to stumble across an actual antique apothecary table to just to smell the history on it.

Comment on today's post for a chance to win a sidequik computer document holder, just let me know which apothecary style suits you the best. Of if there's one you've seen online that you like even better I want know!